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Alwoodley Allotments Update


It’s been worth the (multi-year) wait, but finally Phase I is complete; the leases have been done and dusted and signed. APC is leasing the land from LCC and AAA is leasing the land from APC!


The allotment association is now into phase II - preparing the allotment land. The first jobs are partway to completion; the gated entrance, boundary hedges and parking space is in. They are still actively seeking grants, though through prudent work so far they have some finds saved to get the primary tasks up and running.


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News Update Summer 2016


New Councillor!


We are pleased to announce that the Parish Council is now up to full strength with 11 Councillors. Trupti Acharya was co-opted at our meeting in July and we are delighted to welcome her as a member of the Parish Council.


Band Concert


The Brass Band Concert to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday was a great success. Even before it had ended Councillors were being asked if there would be more concerts in the future. Naturally this is something we discussed at our last meeting and yes, we were only too happy to agree that this will be an annual event which will probably take place on the third Sunday in June, although at the moment it is too early to confirm the actual date. It was good to see such a large and enthusiastic turn out and in spite of ominous black clouds the rain did manage to hold off until almost the end of the programme. We would like to thank the Altofts and Normanton Brass Band for their wonderful performance.


Verge Damage


In our annual newsletter we highlighted the unsightly state of some of the grass verges where cars and vans have parked and churned up the grass. It annoys us and we know, from your comments, it also annoys many of you. Some of you may have seen signs in Adel requesting no parking on verges and the Parish Council has ordered a supply of these signs from Leeds City Council. They will be displayed around the Parish in areas where this problem is most serious.  We will have to wait and see if they have any effect.


Birthday Bed

Our third commemorative flowerbed, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, has now been planted with low evergreen shrubs and ferns of varying sizes and shades. Bulbs have also been planted for year round colour.

It is sited on Alwoodley Lane, almost opposite Sandmoor Lane and by the side of the entrance to the path leading to the Reservoir.


Allotments at Last!


The leases have finally been signed and things are moving quickly as work has already started on preparing the ground for the car park. Arrangements are in hand for a boundary fence, new entrance and necessary drainage. Once this has been completed the plots and pathways can be marked out. A new hedgerow is also planned, and a nesting survey has been carried out by a local freelance ecologist on existing hedging to ensure no nesting birds will be disturbed or nests destroyed.


Parking Bays


There are now marked parking bays outside the shops on King Lane (the block with St. Gemma’s, Fetch, Cooplands, etc.) We hope that they, together with signs indicating a one-way system, will reduce the number of traffic problems here.


Neighbourhood Development Plan


The Consultation Period has now ended and we would like to thank everyone who came to the Open Day and all those who sent their comments on the draft plan to us. The Steering Group and Parish Council are already working on these.